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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mitchell tannahill, Dec 5, 2012.
Your Miller can is kick ass dude.....
Rich, I wish my stuff looked like your "crappy" work....
You're work almost certainly looks as good or better.....but we can't know for sure 'less ya post some pics
It ALL looks good !
I don't stripe much these days. So here are some pieces from my past!
Geoff aka whodaky
You should stripe a little more often , you have a really interesting style .
Heres one I did a while back.
Some of mine. I don't get to stripe as much as I would like to. I have more but this is just whats on my computer. I will have to post others.
It would be neat to see this thread stick around a while. there are some great brush artists on the HAMB...
stripin by "SHAKY"
Wow ! Hope this gets a sticky !!
Keep it going guys !
how bout some pinstripers from days gone by...
Wow. I have to practice. Here's my most recent work.
I really like the Sportster tank and fender...Nice work
Thank you, but I've got nothin' on you, Rich! I really like your style. I'm still workin' out the details... haven't sold the brushes yet!
How do you guys get so good at this stuff? where would someone start if they wanted to learn how to do this? is there a basic starter kit that you could buy to get going? Amazing work!
Havent posted in awhile but, Here are a few of mine....
Here is some wall hangers i just finished up for a customer
I love those carburetor panels! Very cool.
Not to say the other pinstriping posted above isn't also VERY nice work. I'm glad to see so many talented pinstripe artists here on the HAMB.
I just hung around the wrong folks...
Get a brush and some one shot. Do a little research- watch videos, etc... have something to practice on, and go for it! Practice makes perfect Brent!
My older brother started striping in the mid '50s (and earned a good living slinging a brush for the better part of 40 years). As a little kid I idolized him and by the time I was in the 6th grade I new and understood the basics...not to be confused with knowing the techniques or even being worth a shit.... I've striped off an on since then, often leaving it alone for years at a time before picking it back up.
Aynway....I remember my brother talking about learning to stripe one time long ago. His ongoing response to the questions was always the same...
"It only takes about ten minutes to learn how to stripe but it takes the rest of your life to master it."
I always thought it was just a bullshit answer but as time went by I came to see it as truly profound.
10 minutes may be a bit optiministicbut the truth is it really is pretty simple to get the basics.
getting good is where the work comes in as the learning never stops.
I can't remember how many times I striped my car, wiped it off and did it again.
I used to stripe VW bugs for free because they have so many style lines and curves to follow.
Practice, practice, and more practice
By the way... Luckystrikes work on the two pickups and those carb panels is really some killer work....Beautifull stuff
For all of you wanting to , or just starting out , this is some good advice . I've been striping for 40 years and I'm still learning !
Here's a couple i did recently
If only we had a weekly thread were we can post this sort of stuff.
hope to see more pinstripers post on the friday art show on here
here is some of mine
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